London <p>Delve into the vibrant and engaging city of London during our one-week Cultural Stay. You’ll feel like a Londoner in no time as you explore the city's history and culture in depth, get around by the Tube, and settle into your hotel in posh Kensington.</p>

London

9 days | Multiple departures in 2020

Hikes and Cuisine of Provence <p>Become immersed in the landscapes of Provence during leisurely hikes that showcase such historic towns as Avignon and Gordes. Plus, savor traditional cuisine and wine of the Rhône River and Luberon Valley, meet with vintners and cheese purveyors, and talk with a truffle expert.</p>

Hikes and Cuisine of Provence

9 days | Multiple departures in 2020

Smithsonian at Oxford <p>Stimulate your mind in pursuit of knowledge as you immerse yourself in the lifestyle of Oxford University for a week. Choose a fascinating course of study, live at historic Merton College, sample life as a student again, and explore the charming town of Oxford.</p>

Smithsonian at Oxford

8 days | Jul 4 - 11, 2020 | Sep 19 - 26, 2020

Eternal Japan <p>Discover the essence of Japan—from Mt. Fuji, Kanazawa, and Kyoto to Tokyo—and discover a land of sublime art, unsurpassed natural beauty, and fascinating traditions as well as bustling modernity.</p>

Eternal Japan

13 days | Multiple departures in 2020

Around the World by Private Jet <p>Exotic adventure awaits you at every turn as you journey across five continents, experiencing the world's legendary sites up close, from climbing the terraced steps of Machu Picchu to traversing the Serengeti Plain on safari.</p>

Around the World by Private Jet

25 days | Feb 21 - Mar 16, 2020 | Oct 24 - Nov 17, 2020

The Northern Rockies <p>Explore the national parks of the Northern Rockies, including Glacier National Park in northern Montana and Jasper and Banff National Parks in the heart of Canada. </p>

The Northern Rockies

11 days | Multiple departures in 2020

Ancient Egypt and the Nile <p>Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and Aswan, plus take a classic voyage along the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor.</p>

Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

Mythical Greece: A Family Journey <p>Greece is the perfect destination for family travel. In addition to Athens, visit the mythological islands of Santorini and Crete, the lands of muses, gods, and goddesses. Learn about the historical sites, enjoy a Greek dance class, cook with a local Greek <em>Yia Yia </em>(grandmother), and experience vibrant Greek community and culture!</p>

Mythical Greece: A Family Journey

9 days | Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2020

A Danube River Cruise <p>Discover nine countries and many World Heritage sites as you cruise the fabled Danube River through the heartland of Central and Eastern Europe between Germany and Bulgaria, with stays in Prague and Sofia.</p>

A Danube River Cruise

15-16 days | Multiple departures in 2020

Across Northern Spain and Portugal <p>Stay in historic lodgings as you journey from Lisbon to Barcelona to explore breathtaking architecture and important religious shrines, fishing villages and cosmopolitan cities, and Basque and Catalan cultures.</p>

Across Northern Spain and Portugal

17 days | Multiple departures in 2020

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                      Enjoying the cruise on the Yangtze River 


                      Arctic-blue glaciers and spectacular scenery of Alaska 


                      Fiordland National Park on New Zealand's South Island. Credit: Ed Kanze 


                      Exploring Antarctica. Credit: Jim Zimbelman 


                      Smithsonian Around the World by Private Jet traveler in India. Credit: Dr. Richard Kurin 


                      On Easter Island 


                      At Potala Palace, Tibet 


                      In Agra, India 


                      In Bali. Credit: Dawn Rooney 


                      Aboard Zodiacs in Alaska 


                      In Singapore. Credit: Dawn Rooney 


                      On a hike in Europe 


                      Relaxing on the dunes in Morocco 


                      In the Baltics  


                      Legendary Peru travelers at Machu Picchu 


                      Enjoying the Highlights of Italy 


                      Loch Lomond, Scotland. Credit: Katherine Forsyth 


                      Railroading in New England. Credit: Jen Slowey 


                      Exploring the Galápagos Islands 


                      At Cannes Film Festival 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 


                      Enjoying the Great European Journey  


                      Enjoying the Emerald Isle in front of Blarney Castle 


                      In Potsdam, Germany